The pending redevelopment of Skaka Lake Marina in Penticton has drawn 25 years’ price of pleasure from native politicians about the way forward for town’s south finish.
Present homeowners of downtown eateries The Barking Parrot and Hooded Merganser headline a plan that might see the marina revitalized with a brand new restaurant after town inked a 25-year settlement with the Penticton Yacht Membership.
Development is about to start someday this fall, with the practically 4,000 square-foot restaurant with an estimated opening date of April or Could 2023, in line with town.
“The entire thing goes to be completed with no penny spent from residents’ taxes,” mentioned mayor John Vassilaki. “It’s all completed by the proponents and their cash…I simply hope this would be the most profitable factor in Penticton for the subsequent 25 or 30 years and past.”
A plan years within the making, the redevelopment mission concerned finalizing partnerships with the Penticton Indian Band and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Pure Useful resource Operations.
Remaining design ideas for the revitalized house are set for approval within the coming weeks earlier than redevelopment building begins.
“I’ve lengthy felt that the state of affairs of Skaha Marina was a diamond within the tough,” mentioned coun. Judy Sentes. “I’m actually thrilled and looking out ahead to seeing how this polishes up.”
Together with the brand new restaurant, adjustments to the marina embrace upgrades to the parking tons and landscaping enhancements, with residents anticipated to note the renovations by the autumn.
“We’ll now have a jewel, on high of a jewel, at Skaha Lake Park,” Vassilaki mentioned.
The Barking Parrot and Hooded Merganser together with the brand new restaurant are owned by Sylvia Lake Holdings.
As a part of town’s presentation to council Tuesday, Sept. 6, a number of design ideas for the brand new marina had been revealed.
The town and the Penticton Yacht Membership reached the multi-decade settlement early in 2022.
“I’m thrilled to see that diamond begin to shine,” Sentes added.
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